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Address: 39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: (503) 325-2502
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Old Astoria Cannery

Driving west along the river, we just happened to spy the neat dockside entrance to what looked like an interesting site. Right we were. The bar waiter saw we were checking the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Driving west along the river, we just happened to spy the neat dockside entrance to what looked like an interesting site. Right we were. The bar waiter saw we were checking the area out and invited us in to see the bar and directed us out the back door to view the big, old crab washing station and also how... More 

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Oregon Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is probably one of the most relaxed, low-key indoor museums that anybody could ever visit. To start, you have to actually look for the front door, which is wide open! There is lots of reading. There are a series of colorful posters along the wall, which are numbered in a rough historical order. There are also various other posters... More 

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Oregon Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Pier 39 offers several interesting things to do. There is the low-key, do-it-yourself cannery museum tour, Rogue Ales brewpub, a coffee shop, some offices, a scuba/kayak rental place with a friendly Golden Retriever as official greeter. Upstairs, there is overnight lodging. There is even a small self-serve laundry. First, just getting out there is fun! We turned at the Hampton... More 

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Astoria oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Astoria was known for many years as the town with a cannery on every corner. Every other family was connectef to the fishing industry in some way and all culimnated with the preperation canning and selling of the product. Fisherman were drawn to Bumble Bee because Castle and Cooke acquired Columbia River Packers Association that bought their fish and sold... More 

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Spokane, WA.
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was interesting to see the old machines, etc., but it could use a person on-site to explain things. Didn't take long to go through.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped to view as we read about this before our trip. We spoke to a kind gentleman that let us look around a bit as he was working. Hopefully it will be ready by summer when it is more in tourist season. We liked the little we were able to view.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I went to the museum, it is not like other museums I have been to but, to see where so many worked and how they worked so hard was interesting. There are murals on the walls and there are thousands of signatures on the walls, presumably the last to work there. The bathrooms were stepping back in... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are interested in how Astoria came to be one of the leading fish canning ports in American, you will enjoy the Bumble Bee Cannery Museum. You will have to see for yourself how Bumble Bee seafood started and are still viable to this day.

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Columbus, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a nice self-guided tour that tells the great history of the Bumblebee Cannery in Astoria. Although I was expecting far more from the Pier 39 location, it was a nice homage to one of the important roots of Astorian history. If you explore through the entire site, you will indulge yourself in the history and interesting stories of... More 

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Astoria, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

39th street extends out to a building over the columbia that was once home to the Columbia River Packers Association (CRPA) and this is where the brand Bumble Bee Tuna began. Today the building features a small museum with lots of pictures and some of the old canning gear. The building alos has Rogue Brewpub and a lovely coffee shop... More 

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